Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Adam Rex and illustrated by Christian Robinson is a book just in time for the start of school. This book tells about the first day of school from a school's perspective. School has never had students in him before, so when the students arrive, he experiences all sorts of new things including shy students, lunch, and a fire drill. This is a good story to share with all ages of children who are going back to school, although it does not replace my favorite book for this season, First Day Jitters.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Pat Zietlow Miller is a book many children would enjoy. Sophie has two friends, Bonnie and Baxter, who are squash. She loves taking them everywhere, including to her first day of school. Since she already has two friends, she is not sure she needs to make any friends with her new classmates. By the end of the story, Sophie finds that other children can make good friends, too. This book can be read without reading the first one, Sophie's Squash, but if you can find both at your library, I would check them out together.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
Tom Percival is the second book about friends Herman and Henry. Herman and Henry decide it is time to go on vacation. Since they do not have a lot of money, they end up going camping. Herman thinks it is great, while Henry finds it challenging. When Herman realizes this, he figures how to make it better for Henry so they can both enjoy the vacation. Like Herman's Letter, there are lift the flap notes. This is a good book to share with children this summer about friendship and camping.